Week 6 softball rankings

What a week it was. Three new teams take over the No. 1 spot in their respective classification after a topsy-turvy week shakes the state rankings.

In Class AAAAAAA, defending state champion Mill Creek has officially hit its grove and replaces North Gwinnett at No. 1. Over the past week, the Hawks ran up wins over No. 6 Lambert (8-3), AAAA No. 6 Ridgeland (4-0) and on Tuesday, knocked North Gwinnett off its perch to No. 2 with a 5-4 victory. The Bulldogs had a great week as well before the loss to Mill Creek, earning wins over ranked opponents Harris County and Ridgeland. No. 3 Lassiter sinks a spot after Cherokee, who remerges in the top 10 at No. 4, beat the Trojans 9-7. The Warriors also picked up a county victory against Class AAAAAA No. 8 River Ridge, 9-3.

Everyone in last week’s top ten in Class AAAAAA suffered a loss except for No. 9 Mundy’s Mill who continues to steam roll through the competition. The top three remains the same however. No. 1 Cambridge dropped its first game of the season to No. 3 Pope, 5-4, but the Greyhounds couldn’t keep their momentum and were upset by Dunwoody 3-0, holding them at No. 3. No. 2 Creekview suffered a 3-0 loss against AAAAA No. 4 Walnut Grove. River Ridge slides four spots after losses to Cherokee and Harrison. The Knights have rebounded with wins over South Cobb and Allatoona, but now host Senior Night tonight against Cambridge. Dalton swaps places with River Ridge and takes over No. 4. The Catamounts are now 14-6 and picked up a win over ranked opponent Heritage-Catoosa, 2-1. Another Region 6 team is knocking on the door of reentering the poll with Harrison riding a five-game winning streak at 13-8. They wrap up their season at No. 4 Dalton and host No. 2 Creekview. No. 5 Lee County skyrockets back into the rankings thanks to six straight wins and a 17-6 record. The Trojans stopped No. 6 Houston County 4-3.

No. 1 Buford is starting to distance itself from the pack in AAAAA, but No. 2 Whitewater is red-hot with eight straight wins. Walnut Grove slips to No. 4 after losses to Banks County and AA No. 1 Vidalia. After a meteoric rise to No. 3, Harris County is now reeling, losing three of four. North Gwinnett, Mountain View and South Forsyth send the Tigers to No. 7. Region 4 sees a new representative at No. 10 after Union Grove knocked off Jones County 8-1 and dropped the Greyhounds out of the poll.

Northside-Columbus beat rival No. 10 Columbus 2-1 in eight innings, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Patriots from relinquishing their grasp of No. 1 in Class AAAA as Marist now holds the top spot. The War Eagles’ quality wins can’t be overlooked with four straight wins over ranked opponents, beating Westminster (10-1), Dalton (2-0), No. 9 Northwest Whitfield (5-4) and No. 7 Heritage-Catoosa 3-2 in eight innings. Speaking of Northwest Whitfield, the Bruins host a major Region 6 clash on Thursday as No. 6 Ridgeland comes to town. The highest riser in the classification is No. 4 Jefferson. The Dragons jump six spots after wins over Archer, Harlem and No. 5 Stephens County.

Lovett leaps seven spots to No. 2 in Class AAA after 6-2 win over No. 5 Westminster. Ringgold boosted its stock as well, slotting in at No. 6 after being unranked last week. The Tigers beat Class A-Private power Wesleyan 5-2. Sliding teams No. 9 East Jackson and Franklin County meet on Thursday at East Jackson. The Eagles fall five spots while the Lions drop all the way out of the poll after the two teams have combined for five straight losses.

AA No. 1 Vidalia beat Walnut Grove 3-0 and No. 9 Bacon County 14-5. Heard County is making a move, now sitting at No. 5.

First Presbyterian Day claims the top ranking in Class A-Private after No. 2 Wesleyan suffered losses to A-Public No. 1 Gordon Lee 8-0 and Ringgold. No. 3 Tattnall Square Academy beat No. 4 Stratford Academy for a second time, 9-1, but was upended by Stephens County. No. 9 Athens Christian and No. 10 Brookstone replace Providence Christian and Galloway.

Wilcox County has made some noise over the past week and sees itself ranked No. 7 in Class A-Public after shutting out both Bleckley County and Lanier County.



1. Mill Creek

2. North Gwinnett

3. Lassiter

4. Cherokee

5. East Coweta

6. Lambert

7. Parkview

8. Lowndes

9. Etowah

10. Grayson



1. Cambridge

2. Creekview

3. Pope

4. Dalton

5. Lee County

6. Houston County

7. Northgate

8. River Ridge

9. Mundy’s Mill

10. Greenbrier



1. Buford

2. Whitewater

3. Locust Grove

4. Walnut Grove

5. South Effingham

6. Wayne County

7. Harris County

8. Carrollton

9. Kell

10. Union Grove



1. Marist

2. Northside-Columbus

3. Central-Carroll

4. Jefferson

5. Stephens County

6. Ridgeland

7. Heritage-Catoosa

8. Chapel Hill

9. Northwest Whitfield

10. Columbus



1. Calhoun

2. Lovett

3. Morgan County

4. Pike County

5. Westminster

6. Ringgold

7. Cook

8. Brantley County

9. East Jackson

10. Southeast Bulloch



1. Vidalia

2. Rockmart

3. Harlem

4. Bleckley County

5. Heard County

6. Dodge County

7. Jeff Davis

8. Monticello

9. Bacon County

10. Social Circle



1. First Presbyterian Day

2. Wesleyan

3. Tattnall Square Academy

4. Stratford Academy

5. Strong Rock Christian

6. Mt. Pisgah

7. Mt. Paran

8. Christian Heritage

9. Athens Christian

10. Brookstone



1. Gordon Lee

2. Georgia Military College

3. Glascock County

4. Baconton Charter

5. Seminole County

6. Schley County

7. Wilcox County

8. Trion

9. Marion County

10. Miller County



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